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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

University Model Schools

Start a Nature Notebook

The Benefits of Debate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Classical Education

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AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

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What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Phonics the Montessori Way

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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The History of Public Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Charlotte Mason Method

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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